A wide concrete ramp and a few steps provide elegant access to the shop’s portal. The trees in the forecourt are incorporated in the design of the stairs and protected by means of round gratings in the concrete. The entrance, which is about a metre above ground level, is wheelchair friendly.
Once inside, visitors find themselves immersed in the intriguing world of minting, with interactive elements that guide them on their “treasure hunt”. A broad golden band brings to mind a precious jewel case. The design is based on the Austrian Mint’s corporate culture and on the polar opposites of high tech and tradition.
Conversion and refurbishment of the forecourt, entrance area and shop, implementation of an exhibition level
Sanja Utech, Silke Schmitz, Hubert Meyer Lenka Rozsivalova, Alekssandra Dobrowoiska, Rita Guggenberger, Martin Ritt, Christopher Schweiger, Irina Koerdt, Massimiliano Marian
BWM Architekten / Andreas Balon
BWM Architekten / Christoph Panzer
Imagination Computer Services
Fourth minute lighting design
12 June 2014
The new access and shop of MÜNZE ÖSTERREICH (Austrian Mint) has been awarded with a „Schorsch“ by the Vienna Municipal Department MA 19. For the 7th time already this award for exemplary building in Vienna goes to BWM Architekten. All 28 awarded projects will be displayed at the MA 19 in the 12th district of Vienna.
11 June 2014
Rewarded for exemplary building in the viennese city scape by the municipality of Vienna (MA 19).
16 October 2013